1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria onusta Polhill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Erect annual, 30–40 cm tall, with densely subappressed pubescent branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2–5 × 0.7–2 cm, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 1.5–3.5 cm long; stipules 2–3 mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 4–11 cm long, dense, c. 20–40-flowered, with the peduncle usually longer than the rhachis and often becoming bent over with age; bracts 4–6 mm long, attenuately linear-lanceolate, caducous; bracteoles on the upper part of the pedicel, 2 mm long, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–7 mm long, appressed pubescent; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–2.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow, lined and later flushed reddish-brown, pubescent near the apex outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 1.1–1.3 cm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 13–15 × 7–8 mm, oblong-ellipsoid to oblong-obovoid, pubescent, c. 12–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria onusta Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H.M. [1502], Zambia K000227384 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 279 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0